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Dean of the Faculty of Education

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Location: Sha Tin - Hong Kong
Salary: Salary and benefits package for the position will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 29th July 2019
Expires: 29th September 2019

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) now invites applications and nominations of distinguished scholars for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Education. 

Founded in 1963, CUHK is a forward-looking comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. The University is home to nearly 17,000 undergraduate and 3,600 postgraduate students from around the world. With a team of over 3,300 full-time teaching and research staff, the University offers a broad spectrum of programmes up to the PhD level in various disciplines across its eight Faculties (Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science and Social Science). Further information about CUHK may be found online at  

The CUHK Faculty of Education ( was Hong Kong’s first faculty of education, and it has been a leading centre for teacher training in Hong Kong. It seeks to empower future education leaders with the latest in theory and practice, to innovate tools and pedagogies to facilitate learning, and to transform education to meet challenges in a rapidly changing society. The Faculty has about 130 full-time teaching and research staff, over 600 undergraduate and 1,600 postgraduate students across its 4 Departments and 1 Unit: Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Administration and Policy, Educational Psychology, Sports Science and Physical Education, and Physical Education Unit.  

In this search for the next Dean of the Faculty of Education, CUHK is seeking to identify someone who can provide transformative leadership for the Faculty, leveraging its academic strengths and deep networks among sector leaders in Hong Kong and Greater China to address local and regional challenges in education that will have a global impact.

The Role

The Faculty Dean will be a member of the University senior management team, reporting to the University Council via the Vice-Chancellor/President or the Provost. As the academic and executive head of the Faculty, the Dean will provide academic leadership and discharge administrative responsibilities in respect of academic and non-academic staff as well as financial and student matters. 

Candidates should have an excellent academic standing appropriate for appointment at the level of a full Professor in the Faculty. They should have an appreciation of the breadth of research/educational developments in the relevant fields and the range of intellectual interests represented in the Faculty, demonstrated capability of academic leadership and strategic management in higher education institutions, a long-term vision for the development of the Faculty, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 

Salary and benefits package for the position will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications and Nominations

We welcome applications of and nominations for qualified candidates for the position. Applications and nominations should be sent in strict confidence to the Search Committee for the Dean of the Faculty of Education, c/o Mr. Kieran Pollentine, Perrett Laver (email:; tel: (852) 3702 6491). 

The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. All enquiries, applications and nominations will be treated in strict confidence. 

Consideration of applications/nominations will begin in September 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. The University reserves the right to fill the position by invitation.

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